The first time Insecure writer Ben Cory Jones recalls seeing people on TV whose lives at least somewhat mirrored his own was on some early seasons of MTV’s then–cutting edge reality series The Real World. “For me, as a black, queer man living in the South, I identified with just the diversity of the people that were on each season,” Jones said. “I remember the New York cast, L.A., and then you went to San Francisco. . . . Those were the first times I saw a gay couple of color
For its part, the Fullscreen team has landed several massive deals in recent months. PopularMMOs sold a graphic novel to Harper Collins that will publish next week, Belli booked roles in the forthcoming A Star Is Born remake with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, as well as the ABC miniseries When We Rise. And Fullscreen also manages performers who don’t hail from the digital realm: the actor Jean Elie, for instance, who works with Babayan, appears in seasons two and three of the
We love a man who isn’t afraid to speak his mind and keep it all the way real, and when it comes to love and relationships, Jean Elie certainly doesn’t hold back. It’s no surprise that Elie caught our attention on HBO’s Insecure as Ahmal Dee—Issa’s smart-mouthed little brother who appears on the last few episodes of Season 2. But while we certainly appreciate having a little eye candy on the show, we have our eye on Elie for other reasons. Beyond the humor, the Haitian-Americ
Insecure has added a gay character. The HBO dramedy introduced its audience Sunday to Ahmal, the gay brother of series protagonist Issa Dee (Issa Rae). Ahmal, played by Jean Elie (American Crime, Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks), debuted at a party in the season 2 premiere, where he arrived as Issa’s date. “Your brother is your plus one?” asked an incredulous Molly (Yvonne Orr), Issa's best friend. “You said we had a lot in common! Ahmal, did you call mom back?” Issa asked. Afte
BROCKTON – A critically acclaimed HBO comedy series is adding an actor from Brockton to its cast. Jean Elie, 29, is appearing in “Insecure,” which is about to enter it’s second season with a premiere episode on July 23. “I had a great experience working on this show and I learned a lot,” said Elie, who moved from Brockton to Hollywood seven years ago to pursue acting. “Everyone is super cool, from studio executives, crew, and cast.” Elie couldn’t share too many details about
He spoke Creole at home as a boy, growing up in a Haitian family in Brockton. On Sunday night, he was speaking his native tongue on television sets nationwide, in a guest-starring role on the ABC drama “American Crime.” To read more click the link: http://bit.ly/brocktonAmericancrime #ABC #Insecure #Hollywood #HBO #Fullscreen #influencer #Variety #director #Jeanelie #actor #TelevisionStar #producer
This coming season Jéan Elie will be joining the cast of HBO's hit show Insecure as a recurring character. To see Elie at work now, tune into season 3 of American Crime. And watch him play the son of Gabriell Durand (Mickaëlle X. Bizet). Yves Durand, the estranged son of an au pair working for Claire (Lily Taylor) and Nicholas (Timothy Hutton) Coates. American Crime airs on ABC Sunday nights at 10 pm/pst. Articles: http://bit.ly/brocktonnewsarticle http://bit.ly/JELunionsuite
Actor Jean Elie in connection with the nonprofit organization he works with CBMLA (Concerned Black Men Los Angeles) is currently taking part in the LA Clippers Foundation, $100,000 Charity Challenge for a chance to with $50,000! Proceeds from the challenge go to implementing new programs and workshop for the inner city youth of Los Angeles. To donate and help Jean's organization CBMLA win $50,000 in the LA Clipper Foundation Charity Challenge visit http://bit.ly/JECBMLAFundra
BROCKTON — When Brockton-native Jean Elie stepped off the plane in Los Angeles, he had $1,000 to his name and nowhere to live. But his determination to chase his dream of becoming an actor overrode any logistical problem. Six months later, the Brockton High School and Johnson & Wales University graduate had earned entry into the coveted Screen Actors Guild, had signed with an agent, and was getting steady work in commercials. “I did background on the movie Project X and the n
, is among the films lined up to screen at the 20th Urbanworld Film Festival, the annual New York showcase of films from diverse creators. #Variety #Jeanelie #urbanworldfilmfestival #uw20 #premiere #bet #revolt #shotsfired #druemetz #mylescanford
The first time I met up-and-coming actor Jean Elie two years ago, I corrected him on the pronunciation of his own name. “It’s zhon! Aye-lee! It’s important!” It’s especially important when you’ve got big plans to see your name in lights. Jean moved to Los Angeles with only $1000 and an uncertain housing situation. He got a day job and within 6 months he booked work on the film Project X, a Nike commercial as a stunt double, got his SAG card, and then it was off to the races.
A short film inspired by “The Reivers,” a William Faulkner novel that some referred to as the author’s own “Huckleberry Finn,” check out the new short film below from writer/director Drue Metz, titled “A Gentleman Always,” which stars Jean Elie and Myles Cranford, in a story about a son (Lucius) laboring to come to terms with what it means to be a man. #imdb #actor #producer #socialmedia #urbanworldfilmfestival #uw20 #mylescanford #Jeanelie #bet #director #premiere #Variety
Actor Jean Elie is the definition of a go-getter.
Bored with his Business Management degree and passionate about an acting career, he quit his day job and hopped a one-way flight to Los Angeles with a little cash. Let’s just say it was the best decision he ever made.
He’s talented, intelligent, driven, and very easy on the eyes -- the perfect combination. Ladies, see why Jean’s female fan base is growing fast! #imdb #celebrity #actor #producer #urbanworldfilmfestival #ess